However, despite its high-tech functions and its advantages, with its increasing popularity the smartphone has negatively influenced the behavior of individuals and society as a whole. Some critics believe that the world would be much healthier without smartphones. These people argue that they have caused negative impacts on social relationships, education, health and other part of our life.
Share via Email Mobile phones were originally only available to the rich and top business people - now there are more mobiles than people in Britain. Twenty-five years ago a telephone was just a telephone, a way to contact someone if they happened to be at home when called.
But by the start of the past decade, with mobile ownership soaring — from 15m subscriptions in to 43m in — they were so ubiquitous that comedian Dom Joly was able to capture the zeitgeist in his Trigger Happy TV sketch show by loudly answering his oversized mobile in inappropriate places: People tend to have a love-hate relationship with their phones, loving the sense of freedom they give, or the technology itself, or the status they believe an expensive phone confers.
But at the same time they hate the sense of being tied to work by the phone, never able to be out of contact. Some people hate the way others use their phones: Rudeness In theatres, cinemas and restaurants new rules of etiquette have been introduced.
When is it OK to answer a phone when in the company of others? Most people would agree that answering a phone during a theatre performance is the height of rudeness, but it still happens. Actor Richard Griffiths has famously ordered audience members out after being interrupted on stage by ringing phones.
The explosion in mobile use has also made some people rich, and not just the phone companies.
As mobile phones became something to customise, consumers were willing to pay for downloadable ring tones, wallpaper graphics and replacement phone covers. The Crazy Frog ringtone even made it to number one in the charts. More recently, downloadable music tracks have helped revitalise the singles charts.
The introduction of cameras on phones has helped create a generation of citizen journalists, from the protesters at the G20 protests in London to the first photos of last year's plane crash on the Hudson River. Camera phones have also been used by women in New York — through the Hollaback website — to post pictures taken on their phones of men who have sexually harassed them in the street or on the subway.
But those cameras can be used in other, more sinister ways. In Japan, there has been a police campaign against men who use their phones to take photos up women's skirts and is one reason why some camera phones emit a "shutter" sound when used.
School children have been filming their teachers and posting clips on the internet to humiliate them. Then there was the happy-slapping craze in the early noughties where youngsters would attack people in the street and film it for "entertainment", often posting it on the internet.
Spelling Since then, teenagers have become more interested in turning their mobile phone cameras on themselves and parents have found themselves grappling with the results of the craze for "sexting". A survey in found that half of all young mobile users have sent or received a sexually explicit text message.
Last year, a teenager in Ohio hanged herself after a nude photo of her that she sexted to her boyfriend was sent around her school after they broke up. Mobile phones have also been accused of ruining our language. Text messaging, and the need to make messages short, meant we developed new ways of spelling.
Txtspk has been blamed for damaging the English language and even affecting literacy levels. However, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, four years ago invoked the ire of the right wing press by ruling that while text shorthand was "not acceptable" in exams, the positive-marking philosophy of the Scottish system meant marks would still be given for correct answers, even if they were written in text message.
As with so many previous technological revolutions — from the steam train and motor car to rock music and computer games — the mobile phone is both loved by many and blamed by the few for society's ills.
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